Research course

English Literature

Aberystwyth University · Department of English and Creative Writing

Entry requirements

A minimum of at least an upper 2nd class honours degree is required to be considered for a place to study for a PhD or MPhil.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

A lively, eclectic medium-sized department with excellent research facilities including the National Library of Wales which is adjacent to the campus.

Department specialisms

American Literature; 18th-Century Studies; 19th-Century Fiction; 20th-Century Fiction and Poetry; Renaissance Studies; Gender Studies; Medieval Women's Writing; Spenser; Literature and National Identity; Welsh Women's Writing; Creative Writing.

Research Excellence Framework (REF) score

97% of research assessed to be of international standing or higher

Information for international students

Please see our website for more details.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Please see our fees and finance page and our funding and scholarship calculator for more information.

The Department will award a number of studentships. The awards, covering fees, are open to postgraduate applicants in all areas of literary studies and creative writing. There is no separate application form. Applicants must apply for the standard way. For further details contact Julie Roberts.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Julie Roberts
+44 (0)1970 621946